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Foresight: Ten emerging trends in 2017

Foresight: Ten emerging trends in 2017

We continuously track and report on the tides and trends driving the world’s infrastructure markets.


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Around the world, uncertainty is rife. Political agendas and social expectations are changing. Global, regional and national institutions are weakening. Power is shifting. And technology is disrupting everything.

In 2017, we expect a shift towards more responsive leadership, both from governments and from the private sector.

Here are the top 10 emerging trends that we are seeing in infrastructure for 2017 and beyond.

Trend 1: The confluence of energy, transportation and technology sharpens;

Trend 2: The populist agenda disrupts infrastructure markets;

Trend 3: Understanding consumer behavior will be the key to infrastructure planning and management;

Trend 4: Investors starting to care about social and environmental impacts…not just financial returns;

Trend 5: Technology enables greater infrastructure productivity and increases obsolescence risk;

Trend 6: Getting more out of existing infrastructure;

Trend 7: Governments look to unlock the funding paradigm;

Trend 8: Credit enhancement facilities go back to basics;

Trend 9: The search for yield drives convergence in the investment market; and

Trend 10: The globalization of infrastructure continues.

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